Filling the gaps: Preparing nurse practitioners for hospitalist practice.

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Filling the gaps: Preparing nurse practitioners for hospitalist practice.

J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2018 Jan;30(1):4-9

Authors: Bryant SE

Abstract
Over the last 20 years, the emergence of the hospitalist has changed the face of medicine. Hospitalists may serve as either general or specialty-focused providers caring for acutely ill patients in the hospital setting. As the demands and constraints of hospital-specific patient management have continued to grow, an increased need for inclusion of nurse practitioners (NP) into current hospitalist staffing models has occurred. A hospitalist-focused educational model has been developed to better prepare NP students for a variety of hospitalist roles after graduation. A hospitalist focused masters-level curriculum is discussed, as well as opportunities for advanced hospitalist education with post-graduate opportunities.

PMID: 29757916 [PubMed - in process]

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